Head to Greece for 14 days of relaxation. Start with a culinary tour and winery day trip on the mainland before chilling island-style in the Cycladic Islands. Cruise through the caldera of Santorini, prepare a typical Greek meal on Naxos, and recline on sandy beaches throughout.
Psarrou Beach. This world-famous beach attracts all the posh jet setters and features the cosmopolitan Nammos restaurant and club. The beach is sandy, yet the water remains fairly clear. With several rows of umbrellas, arrive early or make a reservation to secure a front-row sunbed.
Panormos Beach. This famous beach club was featured in Vanity Fair and is home to the popular Principote restaurant. It's elegant yet unpretentious, set in a perfect location protected from the wind. Although you have all the amenities you'll need here, it's a bit more relaxed than Psarrou Beach.
- Elia Beach. A favorite with fans of beach clubs, Elia definitely gets points for its beauty and aesthetic. It also offers excellent sunbeds, umbrellas, services with drinks and food, and reasonable prices. Elia has one of the longest seashores, with fine white sand and amazing sea views.
- Kalo Livadi. This gorgeous little beach sits on the east side of Mykonos. It's much quieter than the party beaches, but keep in mind that it's pebbly. It's a great choice for swimming or snorkeling, as the water is almost always warm and calm.
Itineraries with Beach Day on Mykonos
Take in the beauty and flavors of Greece at a relaxed pace with this itinerary. See the sights in Athens by bicycle and enjoy wine tasting in the vineyards of Nemea before heading to sea. Follow the marble route on the hidden gem island of Tinos and unwind on the beaches of Mykonos. Then take the ferry to the volcanic island of Santorini, where you'll wander its pretty streets and enjoy a cruise around the caldera. Make your way to Crete for some quality time at its magnificent lagoons and a visit to its authentic, historic villages, before returning to Athens.
See some of Greece's star attractions on this 12-day itinerary. Start off in the capital of Athens and experience its rich historic heritage and modern food scene. Then ship out to the Cyclades, home to Mykonos and Santorini, where you'll enjoy beaches, archaeological tours, and all the fresh seafood your stomach could desire.